Governor Bello Matawalle-led government has shut down all boarding schools in Zamfara State due to the abduction of 317 schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe on Friday.
The Zamfara State Governor while speaking with newsmen on Friday said the schools must be closed down until the security situation has improved in the state.
He further stated that the abduction of the schoolgirls in Jangede has seen some parents take their children away from school.
“We have no alternative than to close down all boarding schools so as to douse the fear of being entertained by parents and guardians due to the recent abduction of the schoolgirls in Jangebe.”
“We are, however, doing everything possible to rescue the children and reunite them with their families.”
“We have already drafted two helicopters with a view to locating the children and rescue them.”
He assured the parents of the students that their children would soon return to them.
He maintained that the peace accord initiated by his administration could still be used to solve the insecurity challenges in the state.